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Name Smith, William E.
City Providence
State RI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2972

Smith, William E.
Born 1959 in Boise, ID

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District ... read more
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2972

Smith, William E.
Born 1959 in Boise, ID

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 18, 2002, to a seat vacated by Ronald R. Lagueux. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.


Education:
Georgetown University, B.A., 1982
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1987-2000, 2001-2002
Judge (part-time), West Warwick [Rhode Island] Municipal Court, 1993-1998
Staff director, Rhode Island office, U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, 2000-2001
Adjunct faculty, Providence College, 2000-2002

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, December 6, 2007; no Senate vote



This additional biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Smith, William E.
Born 1959 in Boise, ID

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 18, 2002, to a seat vacated by Ronald R. Lagueux. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.

Education:
Georgetown University, B.A., 1982
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1987-2000, 2001-2002
Judge (part-time), West Warwick [Rhode Island] Municipal Court, 1993-1998
Staff director, Rhode Island office, U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, 2000-2001
Adjunct faculty, Providence College, 2000-2002

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, December 6, 2007; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) CW-RI-0002 : Sam M. v. Chafee
CW-RI-0003 : Office of the Child Advocate v. Lindgren
DR-RI-0002 : Damiani v. City of East Providence
EE-RI-0003 : United States v. Rhode Island Department of Corrections
JI-RI-0001 : Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Lindgren
PB-RI-0001 : Tevyaw v. Colvin
PC-RI-0008 : Spratt v. Wall
PN-RI-0001 : Lopera v. Town of Coventry


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